Fire Alarm Inspection, Servicing & Maintenance

No business wants its premises to become a victim to fire. Therefore it is essential to ensure that your fire alarm system is in full working order and fit for purpose in accordance with British Standards which recommend that fire alarm systems are fully tested and inspected every six months.

What Is Bi-annual Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing?

Over time all kinds of factors – from component deterioration or breakdown through to improper maintenance and even improvements or additions to your premises – can affect the effectiveness of your fire alarm system.

At Voltacompliance we will test your entire system to ensure that it is in full working order and provide you with the necessary certification to prove that your business is both compliant and safe.

Tests and inspections are carried out bi-annually to ensure compliance with regulations and at convenient times to suit you, minimising any impact on your day- to-day business.

We will then give you ample warning of when your next test is due, ensuring that your fire alarm system continues to be safe and in full working order.

What’s Included?

  • A report carried out to the BS5839-1 code of practice for fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings
  • Experienced electricians qualified to C&G 2394/2395 or equivalent
  • A fully managed service/including reminders & scheduling
  • Electronic storage of your certificates
  • Photographic evidence to support remedial actions

Why Do I Need It?

Unreliable System

An unreliable or defective fire alarm system, or false alarming, isn’t just inconvenient in terms of business interruption; it could result in injury or loss of life.

Plus, in order to be compliant with British Standards, your fire alarm needs to be thoroughly tested and inspected once every six months.

Neglecting regular fire alarm testing simply isn’t worth the risk. At Voltacompliance we ensure that your fire alarm systems are compliant and safe – and that you never miss your next six-monthly inspection.

How we help
Our expert engineers will thoroughly inspect, test and check your fire alarm system to identify any unrevealed faults so that preventative measures can be taken.

We will test all components from smoke detectors, bells and sirens through to batteries and components on the main fire alarm panel.

We will also identify and fix any false alarm problems and inform you if any alterations to your building might affect the protection offered by your fire alarm system.

Non-compliance With Statutory Regulations

No business should underestimate the importance of regular fire alarm testing and inspection. Indeed regular testing of your fire alarm system’s functionality is required under Fire Alarm Regulations BS5839.

If your fire alarm system is found to be non-compliant or defective in a fire or similar emergency, you run the risk of being investigated and potentially prosecuted.

Therefore it is essential to be able to provide documentary evidence that your fire alarm system is fully compliant.

How we help
Following each six-monthly inspection, you will receive the necessary documentation to prove your organisation’s legal compliance in the event of an emergency.

Insurance

Under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended 1999) any business with more than 5 employees is legally obligated to carry out a written risk assessment and have an emergency plan in place.

Failure to do so is a criminal offence which could leave an organisation open to prosecution and also call your Employer’s Liability and Public Liability insurance into question.
Most important of all, no company wants to be held liable for death or injury to staff or visitors as a result of having a poorly maintained or defective fire alarm system.

How we help
Our documentation will provide evidence that your fire alarm system meets the standards required by BS5839-1 and act as proof that your organisation is both compliant and safe.

Costly Maintenance / Emergency Repairs

If your fire alarm system breaks down, call out and repair fees can be expensive.
A faulty fire alarm can also be costly in terms of downtime, especially in cases of false alarms. Can you afford to have your business affected by unnecessary or unplanned downtime?

How we help
Having your fire alarm tested and inspected every six months ensures that it’s always in good working order.

We test all devices and equipment in accordance with BS5839-1 regulations. Any defects will be reported on and remedial actions advised.

A full and very detailed list of the inspection and servicing checklist provided by the BS5839-1 regulations is used according to the type of system installed.

The purpose is to provide a comprehensive inspection and servicing regime to meet with the recommended intervals and to ensure a safe and reliable system.

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